Flowers have always been a popular gift choice for various occasions in Hong Kong. From birthdays to anniversaries, flowers are a timeless way to express love, gratitude, and well wishes. However, did you know that different flowers hold different meanings and are traditionally associated with specific occasions? Flowerbee has put together an annual calendar of flower giving in Hong Kong, so you can choose the perfect blooms for every special moment.
January: Orchids for Elegance
Start the year off right by gifting elegant orchids. Symbolizing beauty, luxury, and strength, orchids are a perfect choice for birthdays or to congratulate someone on a new job or achievement.
February: Roses for Romance
February is the month of love, and there's no better way to express your affection than with roses. Red roses are the classic choice for Valentine's Day, symbolizing love and passion. Pink roses convey admiration and gratitude, while white roses represent purity and innocence.
March: Daffodils for New Beginnings
As spring arrives, daffodils bloom, symbolizing new beginnings and rebirth. Gift daffodils to celebrate a new chapter in someone's life, such as a graduation or the start of a new job.
April: Cherry Blossoms for Beauty
April is the month when cherry blossoms paint Hong Kong in shades of pink and white. These delicate flowers symbolize beauty, femininity, and the transient nature of life. Share the beauty of cherry blossoms with someone special to celebrate their uniqueness.
May: Lilies for Mother's Day
In May, it's time to honor the most important women in our lives – our mothers. Lilies are the perfect choice for Mother's Day, representing motherhood, purity, and nurturing love. Choose pink lilies to convey admiration and gratitude, or white lilies for purity and innocence.
June: Sunflowers for Happiness
As summer arrives, brighten someone's day with sunflowers. These vibrant blooms symbolize happiness, loyalty, and adoration. Gift sunflowers to celebrate a friendship or to bring joy to someone's life.
July: Hydrangeas for Gratitude
July is the month to express gratitude and appreciation. Hydrangeas are the perfect choice, symbolizing heartfelt emotions and gratitude. These beautiful blooms come in various colors, each representing different emotions. Choose blue for gratitude, pink for heartfelt emotions, or white for purity.
August: Gladiolus for Strength
August is the month to celebrate strength and resilience. Gladiolus, with their tall and strong stems, symbolize strength, integrity, and moral character. Gift gladiolus to someone who has shown great courage or determination.
September: Chrysanthemums for Longevity
Chrysanthemums are the flowers of September, symbolizing longevity, joy, and optimism. These blooms are often associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival, a time of family reunion and thanksgiving. Gift chrysanthemums to wish someone a long and happy life.
October: Marigolds for Good Fortune
In October, marigolds take center stage, symbolizing good fortune, wealth, and prosperity. These vibrant flowers are often used in festivals and celebrations. Gift marigolds to wish someone good luck or to celebrate a milestone achievement.
November: Peonies for Prosperity
As autumn sets in, peonies bloom, symbolizing prosperity, honor, and good fortune. These lush and fragrant flowers are the perfect choice for weddings or to wish someone success and abundance.
December: Poinsettias for Joy
December is the month of joy and celebration. Poinsettias, with their vibrant red and green leaves, symbolize joy, success, and good cheer. Gift poinsettias to spread holiday spirit and to wish someone a joyful and prosperous new year.